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STEM Content Creator

Editorial | Mountain View, CA | Full Time

Job Description


KiwiCo is seeking a STEM Content Creator to take on responsibility for creating, editing, and managing instructional and educational content for our hands-on projects for kids of all ages, with a focus on STEM learning (science, technology, engineering, and math).

This is rewarding and rich position that requires someone with a solid background in a STEM field, excellent written communication skills, great instincts for making content engaging and accessible, and strong project management skills. We’re looking for someone with a strong understanding of how to bring visuals and text together to make a piece cohesive, as well as a broad operating range who can think and plan strategically and act quickly against the day-to-day execution.


Responsibilities include:

  • Write, test, and edit illustrated instructions for our advanced STEM projects. Ensure that editorial standards are followed and instructions are clear.

  • Develop, build, and write DIY projects on STEM topics that are fun, interesting, and appropriate for kids.

  • Own the educational content for our advanced STEM projects. Ensure that content is complete and accurate, while still being engaging and accessible for our audience.

  • Own deadlines and manage projects to ensure smooth, efficient creation of all editorial materials.

  • Support business, marketing, and branding objectives with content that is valuable, unique, and interesting, and helps position Kiwi Crate as a thought leader in the children’s education and creativity space.

  • Collaborate closely with Product Design, Photography, Graphic Design, and Marketing


Required Qualifications

As a start-up celebrating creativity and development, we believe and encourage the same in our team.  We seek team players with an infectious positive energy, great initiative, and a get-it-done attitude.  Candidates must thrive in ambiguity and love a rapid pace.  You must have a strong desire to learn and improve.

The ideal candidate has great initiative and operating range.  Required skills and responsibilities:

  • Experience. Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of writing and editing experience. Excellent writing and editing skills, with a lively writing voice and a knack for presenting complex concepts in a simple and accessible way.

  • Background. Education or experience in a STEM field. A passionate interest in STEM, and an eagerness to spark that interest in our our young customers. Ability to research and write about a wide range of STEM topics, from chemistry to mechanical engineering to circuit design.

  • Passionate about education. You love our young customers and understand how to communicate enriching educational concepts in a fun and relatable way.

  • Detail-oriented. Exceptional attention to detail, grammar, and logical story construction, with an eye for visual communication and photography.

  • Communication. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to collaborate across various departments.  

  • Organization. This is a fast-paced, deadline-driven role, which requires collaborating with the entire product design team, so great organizational skills are a must.

  • Hands-on, “get things done” mentality.  Self-starter with the ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment and meet changing deadlines and priorities on multiple simultaneous projects.  Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines while still paying attention to details and executing flawlessly.  Strong project management skills.

  • Resourceful and Flexible.  You see a project from idea stage through successful completion and do whatever it takes to make it a success. You are comfortable with the rapid pace of change in a small, nimble team. You are an innovative thinker and can solve problems creatively.  

  • Collaborative.  Ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams in a matrixed organization, as well as confidently make presentations to senior management. Able to give and receive feedback well.

  • Broad operating range.  Have the ability to think strategically and create processes and organizational efficiencies, while also having a love of detail and editorial finesse.  Thrives in a fast-paced, small company environment.


Desired Qualifications

  • B.S in Engineering or Science field.

  • Experience in education, formal or informal.

  • HTML, image editing, and other basic web skills.

  • Experience in search engine optimization (SEO).

  • Photography and video production experience.

  • Experience with a startup or with a product team.


Please include a cover letter highlighting your background and describing your interest in addition to your resume.